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ALBANY -- Republican congressional lawmakers who represent Southwest Georgia were supportive Wednesday of President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Georgia Representative Austin Scott said he supports the overall tax overhaul plan on Capitol Hill.
Scott calls the senate-approved plan a win-win for working families.
VALDOSTA -- The 2018 defense spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday includes money to keep Warthogs flying.
Cotton in the farm bill, crop insurance, labor, praise for the peanut program, NAFTA, SNAP, and feral hog management gave three U.S. House Agriculture Committee members something to take back to Washington and ponder as they prepare to mark up the next farm bill.
Opening day of the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo featured a Farm Bill Listening Session held in the R.W. Griffin Building and hosted by Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA). Also in attendance were Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) and Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and all are members of the House Agriculture Committee. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black served as moderator.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Georgia Congressmen Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott along with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and other officials spent Friday morning touring farms damaged by Tropical Storm Irma, including pecan crops in Fort Valley and other areas.
The Defense Logistics Agency, an agency within the Department of Defense that was recently found to have weaknesses in its equipment-transfer program, is suspending all transfers of excess military gear to federal law enforcement agencies until they comply with new registration measures, said Mike Cannon, the director of DLA Disposition Services, during a House Armed Services Committee hearing
Ignoring the recommendations of the Pentagon, and budget proposals by Presidents of both parties, the Congress is again poised to approve legislation this year that blocks any effort by the Department of Defense to get rid of excess military installations, blocking efforts that the Army, Navy and Air Force say would save them billions of dollars in the future.
Recently, Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the only Georgia Congressman on the Committee, sat down with Peggy Chang of Voice of America to discuss his participation in a recent four-nation foreign relations visit to East Asia,
Nine House Republicans say they oppose proposals in the president’s fiscal 2018 budget request that would make significant changes to the federal retirement system for current and future employees and retirees.